Tamar River, Launceston

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Kanamaluka/Tamar River is a 70km estuary located in northern Tasmania, Australia. Despite being called a river, the waterway is a saline and tidal estuary over its entire length.Location and featuresFormed by the confluence of the North Esk and South Esk rivers at, kanamaluka/Tamar River flows generally north towards its mouth at Low Head, north of the settlement George Town and into the Bass Strait via Port Dalrymple. kanamaluka/Tamar River has several minor tributaries including the Supply River.Low Head Lighthouse is located at the tip of a peninsula, on the east side of the mouth of the Tamar River. The only full crossing of the river is the Batman Bridge in the relatively remote area of Sidmouth, around halfway up the river.Although the Port of Launceston is now used very little in comparison to the past and the SeaCat Tasmania ferry no longer docks at George Town, the river still is used for shipping, with light and heavy industries at George Town including aluminium smelters as well as commercial boat cruises.EtymologyThe Tamar River was named after the River Tamar in South West England by Colonel William Paterson in December 1804.
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  • My wife and I drove along the Western side of the River as far as Beaconsfield then crossed the Tasman Bridge to return on the Eastern side. The landscape of rolling hills is quite lovely.  more »
  • We explored the Tamar River while travelling in Tasmania recently. Beautiful countryside; amazing landscapes on either side of the River. Lots of small towns and commnities to discover and explore.  more »
  • We ate at Hallam's and afterwards walked along the river to the downtown area (and back). A nice 20 minute stroll in the evening light before we headed home.  more »

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